1408 Antique Puri Patta Jagannath Juggernaut Painting Indian Art
Antique Puri Patta Jagannath Juggernaut Painting w Blue - Indian Art
Amazing extra large & unparalled example of "Puri Patta" Jagannath Puri Paintings!
This large example of a painting depicting the temple of Lord Jagannath Puri is a pilgrim's souvenir to be brought back upon visiting this important temple in the East of India. Painted using natural colors, this vivid palette is characteristic of the paintings of Odisha, a state that offers several forms of exquisite art.
Until the early 1900s, travel for pilgims entailed extreme hardship and took months to complete. The circuit included Kashi Vishwanath temple in Banaras and Jagannath Puri temple - sometimes only one or the other.
And souvenirs such as a shaligram from banaras or a jatripatti painting from Puri were brought back.
This painting is estimated to be from the 19th century or earlier.
Size 128 x 102 cm approx - the largest old piece seen until now
Cloth painted and glazed. Condition not perfect. Several areas of paint loss. Damage to the top left hand corner.
3. Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford Accession Number EA1967.209
4. Art Gallery NSW Accession number 583.1996
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.